What’s Happening? Clemson Extension Agents Provide Crop Updates

Clint Thompson South Carolina

Clemson Extension agents provide updates in the The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Coastal Region Zack Snipes reports, “One of our weather stations in Mt. Pleasant got down to 19 degrees Fahrenheit (F) on Saturday night. Last Thursday our high was 73F, and 55 hours later it was 23F. That …

Cool October Impacts Development of South Carolina Strawberries

Jim Rogers South Carolina, Strawberry, Weather

By Clint Thompson Cooler fall temperatures in South Carolina have delayed the development of some of the state’s strawberry crop. It is evident in most of the crop, says Bruce McLean, Clemson Extension Area Commercial Horticulture Agent in the Pee Dee Region. “The strawberry crop, for the most part, is looking behind from where it should be. There’s a lot …

Rainfall Alleviates Dry Conditions in Southeast

Jim Rogers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Weather

By Clint Thompson Much needed rainfall this past week alleviated much of the dry conditions being felt across the Southeast, according to the most recent release of the U.S. Drought Monitor. In Florida, much of the Panhandle now has sufficient moisture. Escambia County and Santa Rose County are either abnormally dry or moderately dry. Okaloosa County is also abnormally dry. …

Weekly Updates: Clemson Extension Agents Discuss Various Crops

Clint Thompson South Carolina, Specialty Crops

Clemson Extension agents provide updates in the The South Carolina Grower this week about the status of various crops being produced throughout the state. Weekly Field Update Coastal Region Rob Last reports, “In our area, crops are developing well with few pest or disease issues currently. Some brassicas are displaying a reddening to the older leaves associated with reduced phosphorous …

Dry Conditions Worsen in Some Areas

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

By Clint Thompson Certain areas of the Southeast continue to feel the sting of lingering dry conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The Florida Panhandle is especially abnormally dry. Conditions are worsening in Northwest Florida where Escambia County and Santa Rose County are classified in a moderate drought. Abnormally dry conditions stretch eastward to Nassau County and Duval County …

Rains Alleviate Some of Dry Conditions in Southeast

Clint Thompson Alabama, Drought, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

By Clint Thompson Recent rains alleviated some of the dry conditions being felt across the Southeast region, especially in Georgia and Alabama, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Only a small part of North Georgia remains abnormally dry, including Union County, Fanning County, Gilmer County, Dawson County, Towns County and Lumpkin County. Only a couple of counties in South Georgia …

South Carolina Hemp Applications Available Through Feb. 28

Jim Rogers Hemp, South Carolina, Top Posts

According to The South Carolina Grower, hemp applications are available for interested growers through Feb. 28. Applications must be completed online here. Processor and handler permit applications are also available on the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) Hemp Farming Program website. The SCDA announced that grower permit fees are reduced from $1,000 to $500. The application fee is $100. …

Clemson Drip Fertigation Calculator: More Efficient Method for Farmers

Jim Rogers Irrigation, South Carolina, Top Posts

By Clint Thompson The Clemson Center Pivot Fertigation Calculator provides South Carolina’s specialty crop producers a more efficient way to inject fertilizer through drip irrigation. The tool, released in late 2020, allows growers to make timely decisions in the field. All they need is the smart phone application (app), says Zack Snipes, Clemson Extension Area Horticulture Agent and Assistant Program …